Sorbus helenae Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A vigorous shrub or small tree with dark green kite shaped leaves turning a vibrant orange-scarlet in the autumn. Dense clusters of white flowers appear in early summer, and are followed by clusters of pink-speckled white fruitlets.

History: First introduced by Edward Needham from Emei Shan, China, and named for the author Koehne’s daughter Helen.

Sorbus Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Hardy and tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 2m

Attributes

  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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